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Adopt a donkey

Help us by adopting a donkey!

It’s possible to adopt one of our hundreds of donkeys. You can choose one that appeals to you, here in the Sanctuary or at home via email.

You’ll receive an adoption certificate and a photo of your donkey, and also a little present to welcome you as a participant of our Donkey Adoption Program ‘LOV’ IAAAAAA’.

Of course we keep you posted about what’s happening in the Sanctuary and about your donkey when pertinent.

And something else: you’re always welcome at the Sanctuary. Entrance is free for you and your direct family members. This way you can come and meet your adoption donkey and its friends as often as you like.

So pay us a visit or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us!


How does it work?

We selected a group of 250 donkeys that are suitable for adoption. This is because we know those specific donkeys very well. For this is the only way we can keep you posted about your own donkey. You understand with over 700 donkeys in the Sanctuary otherwise it would be impossible for our volunteers. (We don’t tag the donkeys.)

If you’d like to adopt, we present you photos of a number of donkeys with an explanation like sex, age, origin and character. Most of those donkeys already have a name but if it hasn’t been adopted before, you can name it! It will keep this name for the rest of its life.

When you arrange the adoption on the park, or when you visit the first time after the adoption, we would love to point out your donkey to you. However, this is only possible if one of our regular volunteers is present in the Sanctuary (the rotating team of course doesn’t recognize every donkey) and if there’s time. You have to understand we work rather hard every day! Also we have to add: we’ll look for the donkey and just hope it’s not chilling between spine bushes in the middle of the Sanctuary. So no guarantees here…

The adoption fee is 175 dollars (or 155 euros) for one year. Of course it would be wonderful if you’d be able to help take care of ‘your child’ for a longer period of time but you can decide every year whether you’d like to extend the adoption or not. If you don’t, the adoption ends automatically.

Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’d like to join the Donkey Adoption Program and we’ll email you a number of adoption-donkeys.

Your adoption subsidy benefits all donkeys on Bonaire.

Do you consider donating to Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire but without adopting? You can use THIS LINK to do that. The payments are in euros but your statement will show the amount in dollars according to the current valuta exchange rate. If you fill in your email address you’ll receive notice about what’s going on in the Sanctuary a few times a year. This way you know about how we spend your money. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is a nonprofit organization. Thank you!


Yes, I wish to adopt a donkey. I will receive an adoption certificate and a photo of my donkey and would like to be kept informed of activities of Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. My contribution is US$ 175,- per year.*

You can use our online donation form or a use our bank account:

Maduro & Curiels Bank Bonaire
Account# 108 789 04
t.n.v. Stichting Donkeys Help


* A donkey may have several adoptees and your donations will help all donkeys at the sanctuary.